Altoona, PA Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2020-03-08
Altoona's Overall Cost Of Living
Lower Than The National Average
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Altoona is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Altoona, PA?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Altoona has an overall cost of living index of 87 which is 0.9x lower than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Pennsylvania, Altoona has a cost of living index that's 0.9x lower than Pennsylvania's index of 99.

The standard of living in Altoona ranks as #1128 most affordable out of the 6522 places we measured in Pennsylvania. By definition, that implies Altoona ranks as the #5279 most expensive place in the Keystone State.

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Altoona Cost Of Living Vs. Pennsylvania

Living Expense Altoona Pennsylvania National Average
Overall 87 99 100
Services 99 98 100
Groceries 99 103 100
Health 88 94 100
Housing 52 91 100
Transportation 106 109 100
Utilities 119 111 100
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Altoona Cost of Living Vs. PA

Altoona, PA Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Pennsylvania, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

Median Home Value
Median Rent
Median Income
Statistic Altoona Pennsylvania United States
Median Home Value $88,600 $174,100 $204,900
Median Rent $685 $915 $1,023
Median Income $40,536 $59,445 $60,293
Home Value To Income 2.2x 2.9x 3.4x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.2x 0.18x 0.2x

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Cost Of Living In Cities Around Altoona

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Altoona
State College, PA 42,256 112 1.3x
Indiana, PA 13,512 91 1.0x
DuBois, PA 7,530 87 1.0x
Huntingdon, PA 6,987 89 1.0x
Bellefonte, PA 6,289 99 1.1x
Hollidaysburg, PA 5,705 94 1.1x
Tyrone, PA 5,281 88 1.0x

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